Private Thomas Scott

Private Thomas Armstrong Scott, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 3rd October 1918, aged 37 during the “Advance to Victory”. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Scott of 10 South Hermitage Street, Newcastleton and is buried in Proville British Cemetery. He fell in a failed assault on the strong German position at Fauberg de Paris which cost the Battalion 4 Officers and 30 Other Ranks killed and 116 Other Ranks wounded. Battalion strength was reduced to 350 all ranks. This the last action the Battalion was to fight in the Great War. The photographs and illustrations show the Allied troops pressing against the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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